Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord
The Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord are two of the most popular sedans on the market, both with variety and some similar specs. So which one comes out on top? We've compared some key aspects of the Sonata and Accord to make comparing them easier, and we think the Sonata comes out on top.
The Sonata's MSRP is a just under a thousand dollars less than the Accord, and the base Accord is a manual transmission, which means you definitely pay extra for the automatic transmission the Sonata comes standard with.
Performance and Fuel Economy
At the base level, comparing the manual transmission with the automatic, the Sonata's fuel economy is a few mpg higher at 37 highway, while the Accord is sitting at 34 mpg highway. Both have an output of 185 horsepower.
When it comes to interior features, the Sonata has demonstrably more, only missing a vehicle anti-theft system the Accord has while the Accord doesn't include heated mirrors, an electrochromic rearview mirror, or a universal garage door opener. Otherwise, they have many of the same features.
The Sonata is said to have a quiet cabin and a premium interior, while the Accord has a roomy backseat. In terms of interior space, though, both are very similar in dimensions, with the Sonata a bit taller and with more head room, legroom, and trunk volume. The Sonata has more features in terms of ergonomic seating options.
Exterior and Safety
Again, the Sonata has generally more exterior features than the Accord, though safety features are exactly comparable.
The Sonata edges out the Accord in terms of price, features, comfort, and performance, so we have to give this win to the Sonata.